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Old 04-14-2017, 10:41 AM
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So right off the bat, i wanna get too the point, im pushin' over 250lb's, and i wanna get into riding, before i gained all this weight, I was ridin' around on my mom's 1998 Honda xr100r was pretty fun considering were up in the high desert.

I wanna get a bike of my own, for me too go ahead and ride with my mom, maybe my brother and maybe my sister depending on who's up for it, i don't know much about motorbikes and what's the best around for guys of my size.

My mothers xr100r, is a bit too short, i've heard their about 30'' ? or so, which to me, i can literally just step walk behind and take a seat on, i've recently read up on a existing post and someone said a Honda XR450r or XR400r, would be good for trails and regular things.

Id love the help on figuring out what i should save up and invest in just for a bit of fun on the out skirts near my house, there's a homemade track meaning i know ill have to check on the suspension quite a bit and making sure the engine hasn't moved.

Im a rather Aggressive rider, Speed wise This is my first time posting on a forum like this, and i hope i can get some help out from fellow riders, and people with a bit more knowledge then myself.

This is my first time here, and im already embarrassed about how much i weigh as is, and im going to go on daily walks more often etc. maybe 2-3 miles a day maybe more. Help a fellow rider out ?
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:44 AM
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Don't worry about your weight too much; riding is great exercise and can help you with that! Those larger XRs are good options as well as the "X" offerings (CRF250X or CRF450X).
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:48 AM
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Hah man thanks, do you know what year would be the best when it comes to the bikes ? At least the X's
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The newer the better (generally speaking...) since they'll tend to have less hours. Get on your local craigslist and see what bikes are running in your area. That'll give you a target for what to save up.
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Old 04-17-2017, 09:59 AM
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FYI, there is no such thing as an XR450R.

What bike would work best for you depends on what type of riding you want to pursue. If you want to ride mostly trails, the XR's are a great choice. If you want to ride the desert and the MX track, the XR is not such a great choice. For that type of riding you'd be wanting a more MX-oriented bike like a CRF-R or YZ-F, KX-F etc.
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FYI, there is no such thing as an XR450R.

What bike would work best for you depends on what type of riding you want to pursue. If you want to ride mostly trails, the XR's are a great choice. If you want to ride the desert and the MX track, the XR is not such a great choice. For that type of riding you'd be wanting a more MX-oriented bike like a CRF-R or YZ-F, KX-F etc.

i was thinking about investing in a CRF considering there's a few in my area that are practically new considering the people around here just carry em on their trucks. and dont use em. kinda defeats the purpose of owning one if you ask me
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